Thursday 26 May 2016

Les Invalides Paris

Les Invalides in Paris was commissioned in 1670 by the 
French King Louis X1V
as a hospital for injured soldiers.

Napoléon Bonaparte's ashes are contained

in his tomb beneath the magnificent golden dome.

This is an interesting monument to visit when

you're in Paris.

Our family visited on a beautiful
summer's day last year.
There was something of interest for all ages.

I'm joining Tex for Good Fences

Take care and
be kind to one another

à bientôt


Thank you for visiting!


  1. Hello, what a grand place and beautiful gate and entrance. The hospital, monument and dome are magnificent. Thanks for sharing your visit, great shots. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

  2. Thanks for sharing this wonderful post with us. It is a truly beautiful place. Great photos. Have a blessed day. Madeline

  3. Those are some amazing fences and gates. The gate reminds me of the ones around Buckingham Palace. Have a wonderful weekend!

  4. What a great ornate gate and such a nice looking building.

  5. Hello!:) Hubby and I visited Les Invalides 20yrs ago,and were truely impressed with everything we saw. It's a magnificent building, and the impressive entrance gate with the golden rosettes is beautiful.

  6. That's an ornate fence and lots of history behind it. Hope you are enjoying a nice weekend.

  7. As fences go, that's right up there with the best of them!

  8. One of my favorite destinations in Paris. Beautiful grounds and museum!

  9. Everything is stunning and I hope before I die that I get to go to France. That is #1 on my bucket list.

    Thanks so much for sharing.


  10. What a charming, beautiful place to visit. I really like the last shot.

  11. How interesting! The is a monastery here in Haifa that Napoleon turned into a hospital for his soldiers that suffered from the plague. Nice to know that he took care of his men.

  12. It's been many years since I'd been to this fabulous place. Super photos Shane, and thanks for sharing!

  13. Dearest Shane,
    That sure is an impressive historical place to visit.
    King Louis XIV did try to take well care of his military by letting them stay at such a place!
    Hugs and happy weekend to you.

  14. Lovely place Paris.

  15. I went on a glorious day last year too - I love the golden dome with all of its intricate detail, such a beautiful place to visit - I love it there.

  16. I must visit Paris one of these days! In nearly 70 years I have spent exactly one night there when I was travelling to Lyons on a school exchange visit. We walked down the Champs Elysee and saw the Arc de Triomphe and that is my entire experience of Paris! Odd really when I've travelled all over the world but never made it to somewhere so close to home.



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